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Things to do on the Gold Coast this (long) weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this (long) weekend

Helloooo, Australia Day long weekend! There's plenty happening across all corners of the Gold Coast this weekend. If you're chasing specific Australia Day events happening on Sunday January 26, get your eyes on this this handy round-up. For all other events this weekend, from Hottest 100 Countdown events (on Saturday January 25) to happenings on Monday January 27 (that's the public holiday for Australia Day) and everything in between, then keep reading! Stay safe and enjoy it, pals! more

Music
Rave while reducing your climate footprint – eco-friendly fest Greener Pastures unveils an all-Aussie line-up
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Rave while reducing your climate footprint – eco-friendly fest Greener Pastures unveils an all-Aussie line-up

As our country continues to face a catastrophic climate change crisis, offsetting carbon emissions from our lifestyle is now at the forefront of many people’s minds. Enter the Gold Coast’s newest music festival – Greener Pastures – an event working hard to reduce its overall carbon footprint, whilst also delivering on great tunes and good vibes. more

Community
Snags, sunshine and sack races – here's where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast
Event News

Snags, sunshine and sack races – here’s where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast

If there's one thing we love as Aussies, it's a long weekend, so we're welcoming these three days of freedom with open arms! We know that there's a lot of conversation still to be had about the changing the date of our national day, but there's one thing us Aussies can all agree on – we're bloody lucky to call this place home! If you're keen to soak up the goodness of Australia Day, then here are a bunch of events happening around town that will surely make you proud as punch to be Australian. more

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Win one of ten double passes to see heartwarming film The Peanut Butter Falcon
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Win one of ten double passes to see heartwarming film The Peanut Butter Falcon

In a classic adventure tale worthy of Mark Twain, a down-on-his-luck fisherman and a young man bent on achieving an impossible dream make their way down the waterways of a mythical American South with the help of a succession of colourful strangers. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen, The Peanut Butter Falcon is an inspiring and heartfelt slice of timeless Americana. At loose ends since the death of his brother, Tyler (LaBeouf) has resorted to stealing the catch of other crab fishermen to survive. At the same time, Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, dreams of life as a professional wrestler. They both soon find themselves on the lam, as Tyler is pursued by a pair of angry fisherman (John Hawkes and Yelawolf), while Zak busts out of his care facility and hightails it from North Carolina toward Florida to find the professional wrestling school of his hero,… more

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Sip brilliantly with LARQ's self-cleaning water bottle
Design

Sip brilliantly with LARQ’s self-cleaning water bottle

Reusable bottles are great – not only are they better for the environment than single-use plastic ones but if you carry one, you're ten times more likely to drink more water than if you weren't carrying one and are one thousand times more attractive (okay, we made those last two up but the point remains that reusable bottles are pretty darn great). In fact, the only real downside to reusable bottles is having to remember to actually clean it from time to time. If you've been known to be a bit lax on the old maintenance regime, say hello to LARQ. more

Event Highlights

Food
Super Bowl at The Star

Super Bowl at The Star

Theatre
YUMMY DELUXE at HOTA

YUMMY DELUXE at HOTA

Free
Chisel Revived at Seagulls Club

Chisel Revived at Seagulls Club

Food
AIX Rose x Hyde Paradiso: Australia Day Takeover

AIX Rose x Hyde Paradiso: Australia Day Takeover

Community
Australia Day at Southport Sharks

Australia Day at Southport Sharks

Music
Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Community
Red Cross Bushfire Appeal at Vinnies

Red Cross Bushfire Appeal at Vinnies

Community
Australia Day at The Miami

Australia Day at The Miami

Food
Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Food
Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

Free
Live at Mudgee

Live at Mudgee

Food
The Night Market at Carrara Markets

The Night Market at Carrara Markets

Food
Seaside Sounds Kirra

Seaside Sounds Kirra

Food
Summer Lunch at Nineteen at The Star

Summer Lunch at Nineteen at The Star

Community
Regenerate Charity Art Auction at Mint Art House

Regenerate Charity Art Auction at Mint Art House

Community
2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations

2020 Lunar New Year Celebrations

Accessories
Stow your stuff in a stylish (and sustainable) bag from Simétrie
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Stow your stuff in a stylish (and sustainable) bag from Simétrie

It was a case of once you know, you know for Melbourne’s Simone Agius. Working in the industry, Simone became increasingly dissatisfied with fast fashion and the devastating impact our fashion choices were having on makers as well as the environment and set out to source an alternative. She sought to strike more of a balance between aesthetics and ethics and so began the Simétrie story. If you appreciate minimalist design, sustainable materials and honest production, read on. more

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Win a double pass to see a brand-new take on Jane Austen's Emma
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Win a double pass to see a brand-new take on Jane Austen’s Emma

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. The Weekend Edition is giving you the chance to win one of ten double passes to see Emma. Enter below for your chance to win. Emma opens in cinemas from February 13. Competition closes Thursday February 6 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be contacted by mail. more

Comedy
Comedy's finest descend on our shores for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival
Event News

Comedy’s finest descend on our shores for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival

The week-long GC Laughs Festival is making a triumphant return to HOTA this March and it's armed with a hefty bill of comedic heavyweights who are heading to our shores to do one thing, and one thing only – stir up some hearty chuckles from deep within your belly. Held from March 14–21, the knee-slapping event will bring eight days of non-stop laughs from some of the biggest names in the industry. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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It’s important to be positive and enjoy life’s crazy ride! ~ Vera Blue more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world ... ~ Robin Williams